Reading Discussion 10: TFA
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After reading chapters 1-7 in Things Fall Apart, respond to the questions below to participate in the discussion:
INITIAL POST (due 11/7):
- How does Okonkwo’s sense of masculinity and male and female roles compare with that of the rest of the tribe? Is he a typical man in his society? Use specific passages in your response (provide citations).
- In Chapter 2, the narrator says, “And so Okonkwo was ruled by one passion – to hate everything that his father Unoka had loved. One of those things was gentleness and another was idleness.” How is this hate manifested in Okonkwo’s life in the chapters we’ve read thus far? Provide specific examples (provide citations).
Length: Half a page total (about 125 words)
Respond in a structured, focused response. This isn’t a free-write in which you just jot down thoughts. Write clear, grammatical sentences, in coherent paragraphs, and use an appropriate tone. Your response should show that you are familiar with the texts. Do not offer a long summary or background information unless it is related to the question.
RESPONSE POST (due 11/8):
Respond to at least one classmate’s post with a thoughtful comment. You are not limited to praise or agreement. If something needs to be pointed out, do it in a polite but clear way. Avoid irrelevant comments; focus on the texts and the classmate’s ideas. Avoid vague comments like “I agree” or “Good work.”
Note: Avoid posting blank or “test” posts. If you are unclear about the instructions or having trouble, please contact me before posting.